Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Entry Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This is a flexible, supported programme tailored to young people. It is an integrated approach to independance and vocational education, designed to be delivered to learners with learning difficulties/learning disabilities, behaviour and emotional problems and historical disengagement from school.

This is a 2nd year entry level, supported learning foundation course for students who need some help during their education and who are in receipt of an EHCP. Students often progress to this year from the year 1 (BUG) programme or could enter straight into the 2nd year.

In addition to continuing their development in Maths & English, students will spend time in Vocational areas of Catering, Horticulture and Animal Care. This learning is enhanced with 6 independent living skills projects which includes:

Project 1 - Citizenship
Project 2 - Living Independently
Project 3 - Healthy living
Project 4 - Preparing for Work
Project 5 - Current Affairs
Project 6 - Health & Safety at Work

In support of the year 2 program students will be invited to engage in healthy sporting activities as part of their timetable. (1 hour per week each)

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire All students will need to wear the preferred college uniform and will need appropriate PPE.

This 2nd year programme students will focus upon three vocational pathways that could support their future independence. Vocational areas of Animal Care, Horticulture, and Catering will be explored and assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

Independent living skills projects are also taught in this year.

We offer courses from Entry Level to GCSE to fit the learners needs. All students are initially assessed in Maths and English when joining the programme. From that point, an individual programme will be developed to suit their individual needs and goals.

Those that do not have a grade 4 or equivalent, work towards this qualification (or their next step qualification) over the duration of their course. Award assessments are completed formally for Maths and English.

The course is vocational and project based over 3 days per week.

This is a 2nd year entry level, supported learning foundation course for students who need some help during their education and who are in receipt of an EHCP.

Overall, this course aims to introduce students into an adult college and way of life to develop their independent living skills and introduce students to vocational areas that could support their future independence.

What’s next?

This year is known as the carousel year and is designed to support student learning and confidence in their second year in an adult environment.

The course may progress on to the 3rd year of Foundation Learning called the supported level 1 year. Class sizes are kept small and friendly at all times in year 1, 2 & 3.

Current Options for the 3rd rear include Animal & Horticulture that will assessed formally at level 1.

Supported Level 1 Catering may be added to this in the future.

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